Ghana and the rest of the world are mourning the demise of former president, Jerry John Rawlings who died on Thursday, November 12, 2020, after a short illness.
JJ Rawlings is remembered for his strict character and boldness to criticize anybody without fear or favour. He is described as a man who commanded so much respect.
As we recall the fond memories of Ghana’s longest-serving president, GhanaWeb throws back at a video where Mr. Rawlings was captured directing traffic on the Accra-Aflao road.
According to reports, he came out of his vehicle to restore calm and orderliness as the main road was blocked by some impatient drivers who were trying to maneuver through the blocked lanes of the road.
The tragic news of Mr. Rawlings popularly known as "Papa J" has taken the nation by storm. Several condolences have since poured in following the news of his demise.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings was compelled to park his car and step into the middle of the road to direct traffic as the level of lawless on Accra-Aflao road gets ugly.
Careless drivers who ply the road often create four lanes on a single lane road causing traffic to build up unnecessarily especially at the junction that leads to Prampram in the Greater Accra region. These impatient drivers do create needless obstacle which impede flow of traffic.
So when the former president bumped into the indiscipline act near the Pampram stretch of the road, where commuters had been stuck in traffic for over an hour, he was compel to help save the situation.
Former President Rawlings, according to a close associate, has noticed the indiscipline on several occasions and therefore decided to “step out and direct traffic and bring a sense of orderliness”.
He has since made a passionate appeal to a joint police and military operation to be posted to the area to manage traffic and ensure discipline.
Watch the video below: